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Welcome to the 22nd Annual California GIS Conference. CalGIS 2016 will take place May 10-12 at the Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort.

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Thursday, May 12 • 2:45pm - 3:05pm
Maps and Database Design as Communication Tools

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Maps and mapping tools are at their core, a means of communicating spatial information. As GIS professionals it is our job to interpret data and data needs in order to provide spatial solutions for clients and end users. Throughout this session we will revisit the fundamentals of good map products and explore new and effective ways to adapt and apply these fundamentals to current technologies.

The discussion will outline various concepts of communication as they apply to maps, geodatabase design and data visualization as well as highlight tools available to the GIS professional that aid in effective spatial communication.

Presenter: Jeff Stiles, GIS Anaylst, Michael Baker International, Irvine, CA

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Russell Mercer, GISP

GIS Administrator, City of Imperial Beach/Get Spatial Consulting
I have 15 years of experience in building GIS databases. Most of my experience is in utility-based GIS. For the last 4 years, I have been focusing on building a GIS in a mixed proprietary and open-source environment at the City of Imperial Beach. My current interests are in the... Read More →


Jeff Stiles

GIS Analyst, Michael Baker International
Jeff Stiles is a GIS Analyst with Michael Bakers Geographic Information Technology department. His areas of expertise include Python programming, data visualization; GIS database design, ArcGIS Online, and mobile data collection. He is experienced in GIS database management and administration... Read More →

Thursday May 12, 2016 2:45pm - 3:05pm PDT
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